An example of a measure is exercising to become more healthy.
An example of a measure is a decision to be made by the voters on a state ballot.
An example of a measure is a yard being thirty six inches long.
An example of measure is using a ruler to find out the length of a piece of paper.
An example of measure is an athlete deciding whether or not a competitor is a good match or not.
Take measures to stop him.
The problem was in large measure caused by his carelessness.
The room measures 12 by 20 feet.
The inch measures length.
White sugar measures more easily than brown.
Dry measure, board measure.
A quart measure.
Remain within measure.
In large measure.
To measure one's foe.
To measure one's skill against another's.
A clock measures time.
To measure one's speech by the audience's reactions.
A pole that measures ten feet.
The tailor took my measure for a coat.
A poem in iambic measure.
He measures his words with caution.
- In excess.
- Without limit.
- In addition to the required amount.
- To a degree:The new law was in a measure harmful.
- so much as not to be measurable; exceedingly; extremely
- as a bonus or something extra
- to some extent; somewhat
- made to fit someone's own measurements; custom-made
- to fall, lie, or be thrown down at full length
- to give out or allot by measuring
- to duel with swords
- to fight or contend
- to prove to be competent, qualified, or suitable
- to come up to; meet (expectations, a standard, etc.)
- to take action; do things to accomplish a purpose
- to make an estimate or judgment of someone's ability, character, etc.
- to dance
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of measure
- Middle English from Old French mesure from Latin mēnsūra from mēnsus past participle of mētīrī to measure mē-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English mesure, from French mesure, from Latin mÄ“nsÅ«ra (“a measuring, rule, something to measure by"), from mÄ“nsus, past participle of mÄ“tÄ«rÄ« (“to measure, mete"). Displaced native Middle English mÇ£te, mete (“measure") (n.) (from Old English met (“measure"), compare Old English mitta (“a measure")), Middle English ameten, imeten (“to measure") (from Old English āmetan, Ä¡emetan "to mete, measure), Middle English hof, hoof (“measure, reason") (from Old Norse hōf (“measure, reason")), Old English mǣþ (“measure, degree").